The Cardinals Minor League Notebook 08/15

Though he did not factor in the decision, Nick Additon was solid in his Florida State League debut. Jose Martinez led the Springfield attack to help Brad Furnish win his first Double-A start. Special congratulations to Alex Castellanos who stole his 20th base in 49 games for Johnson City.


Games Played Thursday


Memphis Redbirds (Triple-A) - Falls to Round Rock 3-0

Yordany Ramirez blasted a three run home run off of starter P.J. Walters in the sixth inning for the only scoring of the game. Walters went six innings and struck out nine.

Round Rock starter Josh Miller tossed a three-hit shutout against the host Redbirds. Josh Phelps continues to pound the baseball with two more doubles.

In the last two games, Memphis has a total of six hits.


RECORD: 66-59, 2nd place, 7.0 GB


Springfield Cardinals (Double-A) - Tops San Antonio 6-5

In Brad Furnish's Double-A debut, he picked up the victory after throwing five innings of one run ball. The southpaw did struggle with his command, walking six. Fernando Salas draws closer to a Springfield record with his 24th save.

Jose Martinez singled twice, doubled, and drove in two runs. Donovan Solano collected three hits and an RBI. Andrew Brown hit his 10th home run, a three run blast, in the first inning


RECORD: 28-24, 2nd place, 4.0 GB


Palm Beach Cardinals (High-A) - Falls to Brevard County 6-4

In his Florida State League debut, Nick Additon did not miss a beat with five innings of one run baseball but did not factor in the decision. The southpaw struck out three and walked three.

Francisco Samuel gave up a two-run home run in the top of the 12th to Jonathan Lucroy for the loss.

Tyler Henley had four hits including two doubles in a losing effort. Daniel Descalso and Matt Arburr had two hits apiece. The Hulk-sized Arburr stole his fifth base since joining Palm Beach.


RECORD: 27-24, 4th place, 3.5 GB


Quad Cities River Bandits (A) - Lost to Beloit 6-1

Domnit Bolivar led the River Bandit offense with three hits. Brett Wallace had another hit and is now hit in five straight games.

Chuckie Fick was tagged with the loss after the Snappers roughed him up for six runs on nine hits in four innings of work. J.D. Stambaugh hurled three shutout innings of relief.


RECORD: 28-25, 3rd place tie, 3.5 GB


Batavia Muckdogs (SS) - Doubled up by Tri-City 2-1

Christian Rosa drove in a run in the top of the fourth for the only Muckdog tally of the night. Tri-City quickly answered with two runs in the bottom of the inning and that was all of the offense for the night.

Colt Sedbrook had two hits and scored his team's only run. George Brown threw five solid innings but was charged with his third loss of the season. Thomas Eager pitched three hitless innings of relief.


RECORD: 32-23, 2nd place, 2.0 GB


Johnson City Cardinals (R) - Lost to Kingsport 6-4

Mike Blaze picked up his fourth loss of the season after the Mets plated four runs in four innings off the young right-hander. Blazek did strikeout seven Kingsport hitters. Jon Bravo whiffed five batters in four shutout innings.

Paul Cruz had two hits and an RBI. Alex Castellanos had a hit and stole his 20th base of the season.


RECORD: 30-26, 3rd place, 5.0 GB


Gulf Coast League Cardinals (R) - Falls to the Nationals 8-1

Starter Omar Diaz allowed two runs in four innings and was charged with his third loss of the season. Pablo Ortiz was roughed up for six runs in three innings of relief.

Ted Obregon and Braulio Hiraldo both had two hits each for the Cardinals. Steven Hill was hitless in three at bats.

Game Two: Defeated by the Nationals 9-2

Angel Cruz was tagged with the loss.



RECORD: 15-31, Last Place, 12.5 GB


VSL Cardinals (R) - Season Over

RECORD: 31-34, 5th Place, 13.5 GB


DSL Cardinals (R) - Day Off

RECORD: 24-35, 5th place, 15.0 GB




Minor League Pitcher of the Day - Nick Additon

Just like he had done at the Quad Cities, Additon kept hitters off balance in five innings of work. Though he did not factor in the decision, he allowed only one run to a talented Brevard County lineup.




Minor League Player of the Day - Jose Martinez

Though this season has been a struggle for Martinez, it was not evident on Thursday night. With two more RBIs, the 22-year-old now has 59 RBIs this season.


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